Thursday Inspiration 65

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration! This is my weekly prompt post and hopefully it will inspire you to write something creative, perhaps a poem or a piece of flash fiction. If you’d like to share your writing with the community, please indulge me and tag your post with #p0eticlicense and/or #lightm0tifs, and of course link back if you wish. I will try to visit everyone who participates. 🙂

This week’s theme is magic and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Magic Man,” a 1975 song from Heart.

“Come on home, girl,” he said with a smile
“You don’t have to love me yet, let’s get high awhile
But try to understand, try to understand
Try, try, try to understand, I’m a magic man”

Magician’s hat with bunny ears

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Image credited to Happy Color.

Aye Aye!

I confess I looked up words ending in “i” and wow there are a lot! For City Sonnet’s prompt post…

SushiSpaghetti and seafoodGraffiti art Elephant safari

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Images from Diane/Sam and me.

5 Post-Pandemic Predictions

Dr. Tanya asks us to make predictions…

Bitmoji crystal ball fortune telling predictions

1. The clock will strike 13 and the sky will smell like television.

2. Our phones will get an update to absorb calories from our fingers, so we will lose weight via texting, facebooking, etc.

3. Cats will stop eating stupid things that make them yark. 🐱

4. Men will quit lying. No, just men. These are MY predictions ~ do your own. 😛

5. No cute shoes will ever hurt our feet.

If you’re saying, but Paula these sound more like fantasies than predictions… you’re absolutely correct. And so is imagining an end to this pandemic. 😢

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Image credit – Bitmoji

30 Day Film Challenge 3

30 day film challenge

I found this fun challenge at Sandmanjazz. As I did with the books (not the bingo, but the 30 days), I’m going to do these movies in blocks. So instead of a post a day for 30 days, I’ll have 6 posts total. Here’s my third set of films…

11. Every romcom makes me silently cheer with happiness when things work out. You’ve Got Mail is a great example of this.

12. The Hotel Budapest was confusing imo.

13. Under the Tuscan Sun gave me a craving to visit Italy. And whenever I see Hugh Grant on the screen, I’d like to travel to England…

14. Generally, I won’t watch sports movies, but I loved Moneyball (about baseball). It helped that Brad Pitt starred.

15. Philomena was an incredibly sad movie, but super great. Of course! Judi Dench stars in it.

See ya next round! 🙂

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Flame Of Thought

Past the silhouettes

Of stagnant automatons,

A new realm ignites–

Imagination’s fire reigns

For those who dare to wonder.

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Tanka for Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt

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Image credit – Lynn McKenzie @ justabitfurther

Azure Thing

Wow, there are so many similar themes in City Sonnet’s prompt I should have checked them all out before I began posting like a madwoman. Too late now!

Rocky shoreBlue sky and oceanWaves breaking on sand

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Images are mine.

The Castle [184 words]

“Hello,” said a friendly voice. “How are you doing?”

The old man turned on the crumbling stone steps and stared at the teenager who was interrupting his journey. “I am fine,” he said. “But you are naughty for startling me.”

“Sorry, Grandpa,” the boy said. “But I’ve been so worried about you. I thought you were asleep in your bed, but then you went missing.

“I am not missing,” Grandpa said. “I’m right here. Please do not deprive me of peace and quiet on my quest to climb the tower of the gods.”

“But Grandpa, this is a Wendy’s.” The boy took the old man’s arm. “Let’s go home, OK?”

The old man blinked and looked around. Gone was the misty forest and decaying castle. In its place was a parking lot and a fast food restaurant. His face hot with shame, he allowed his grandson to help him hobble down the sidewalk.

“Don’t worry, Grandpa,” the boy said. “I’ll just tell everyone we went for an early morning walk.”

“Thank you.” The old man smiled as a silver dragon disappeared into the clouds.

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Written for Sadje’s What Do You See 38.

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Image credit – Stefan Keller – Pixabay.

Sunflowers!

Hey again. Still going strong with prompts from City Sonnet!

Van Gogh sunflowers Kitty eating sunflowers Einstein on imagination

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Images from Happy Color, Google, and me.

Shattered [148 words]

This place was unfamiliar, though pretty in an odd way, and he struggled to remember how he got here. His mind was completely blank. He took a few tentative steps along the cliff path, trying to process the smooth boulders and brassy water below him, all gleaming under the afternoon sun. Evening would fall soon, and he still had no idea where he was.

He tripped and looked down at his shoes. They were untied and covered in splotches of mud. No wait… it was blood! Suddenly, his memories came rushing back in an unstoppable flood. His heart shattered and he sank to the ground, moaning in despair.

A man a few hundred yards away lowered his binoculars. “Shoot him now,” he said to his female companion. “He’s no longer any benefit to us.”

“Will do,” she said. She pointed her weapon at the man with the binoculars.

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Written for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge 74.

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Hair Today Gone Tomorrow

paula home haircut

Like Trent, I have a couple smiles to share. The first is that my lovely daughter Diane drove down from NorCal to visit me. We also spent time with my other daughter in Los Angeles. It was a super great weekend.

Friday night, Diane cut my hair using “the ponytail method” found on YouTube. I’m very pleased with the result! My hair was getting so long the ends were splitting and it was a pain to deal with.

Paula chow mein home wine

^^^ Me, my “before” scraggly hair, and the insanely huge order of chow mein. Plus wine. Paula home haircut ponytail

Ponytail method in process…

Haircut ponytail

Bye bye hair!

Paula haircut

Back of hair, all layers symmetrical! 😍

Paula haircut

The side view. Yay! 🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂

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Images are mine, taken by Diane.